Off-Road Cycling & Mountain Bike Routes

Here you will find all the Off-Road cycling and Mountain Bike routes I have ridden. Click on any route to view the route guide, map and download the GPX file.

The iconic Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

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I feel the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset offers some of the best Mountain Biking and cycle routes in England. The stunning scenery, variety of terrain and extensive network of bridleways make it my favourite place to go riding. This … read more

Chapman’s Pool, Dorset

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This Mountain Bike Route includes some tough rocky climbs and several fantastic descents. It will take you along high ridgetop trails with magnificent views across the whole of the Purbecks. Some highlights of the ride include a series of descents … read more

Oakamoor, Staffordshire

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This Mountain Bike route lies just south of the Peak District, taking you on bridleways, rural lanes and the Churnet Valley Cycleway (aka Oakamoor to Denstone Greenway). Be aware that parts of the route are on footpaths, so to stay … read more

Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

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Cannock Chase is home to several dedicated Mountain Bike Trails including 3 leisure trails, 2 cross-country trails and several downhill trails. They are built and maintained by local volunteer group Chase Trails in partnership with the Forestry Commission. Cannock Chase … read more

Goyt Valley

Goyt Valley, Peak District

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This is a challenging Mountain Bike route which starts off quite easy but then includes several tough climbs, panoramic views, open moorland trails and some technical, rocky descents.  Although not all of the route is in the Peak District it … read more

Biddulph Valley Way, Cheshire & Staffordshire

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This Mountain Bike route is almost all off-road and uses long stretches of the Biddulph Valley Way and Canal towpaths. It includes some great views of the local countryside including Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve and Chatterley Whitfield Country Park. Parts … read more

Trent & Mersey Canal

Downs Banks, Staffordshire

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This route uses canals, cycle lanes and bridleways to form an enjoyable cross-country Mountain Bike ride. Highlights of the ride include a fantastic woodland descent near Lightwood and off-road trails at Downs Banks.… read more

Hazelwood Road - views from the trail

Gradbach, Peak District

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This Mountain Bike route includes some demanding climbs and fast rocky descents so is only recommended for experienced mountain bikers. Please be warned some sections of the trails are covered with loose, large rocks,… read more

Bathpool Park, Staffordshire

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This is a pleasant off-road cycling route using some of the local canal paths and dedicated cycle lanes. Main features include the Etruria Industrial Museum, Westport Lake and of course Bathpool Park itself.… read more